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Hello Early Years,
We hope you have all had a lovely week and have enjoyed learning about ‘The Farm’. We have really enjoyed looking
at the photos you have sent in and are particularly proud to see some of your learning those important life skills, like
tying shoelaces and making lunch! We are all very proud of you, for sticking with home learning and for constantly
surprising us with the amazing work that you produce!
We would also like to say a happy birthday to Miss Raba, even though we couldn’t all see her from a 2m distance, we
have all managed to still stay in contact and make sure she received lots of birthday wishes!
Caroline Bowers Art Award competition
Please can you email in photographs of any artwork that you have been working on for the ‘Caroline Bowers Art
Award’ competition. We are all looking forward to seeing what has been created. If you haven’t made any artwork
yet, there are lots of categories you could enter. Act quickly and get your entries in! Please remember to keep your
'actual' pieces of artwork at home until we notify you otherwise.
Sports Day News!
We were so sad not to enjoy your first sports day last week, but we have heard a virtual one has been planned by a
parent from Miss Lewis and Miss Owens class. They have asked us to let you know that it will take place virtually on
Friday at 4:30 via zoom and if you would like your child to join in, please email Helen on [email protected] and
she can send the information. We hope you have a great time and can’t wait to hear about it.
Here is what your teachers have been up to over the last week:
Mrs Ball has had a very busy week making a cake for her uncle’s birthday. She has been sorting out the garden area
with her husband by planting lots of colourful flowers and now wants to buy a bird bath for the young birds that
have hatched in her conifer trees. She has been enjoying another zoom quiz with her family where they all played
'Who wants to be a Millionaire,' but sadly she didn't win the million! Mrs Ball has been for a walk around Castle Ring
and saw lots of natural treasures such as foxgloves.
Mrs Morris has unfortunately sprained her wrist falling up the stairs, so it’s taking a lot longer to do things! She has
learned very quickly that two hands are better than one! She is fine though and has enjoyed getting out of doing the
washing up . She has saved a bumble bee in the garden, by giving it sugar water. It took him about ten minutes to
drink what he needed, then he got the strength to fly away. She has also been baking again to keep up with the
endless snacks that 2 teenage boys eat at home! She says, ‘Thank you for all of the photos and work and is really
proud of how you are still saying safe at home.’
Mrs Grimsley has been back at school this week with key worker children, she has spent a lot of time outside playing
games and being creative indoors. At home she has taken part in a Friday night quiz with her friends and visited her
parents in their garden to have a chat. She hopes everyone at home is being safe and having fun with their grown-
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Miss Owen has been continuing to plan lots of exciting home learning activities with Mrs Morris. She has also been
doing some home workouts, walking her dog in the park and running around her local area. Running in the rain is
actually quite fun and refreshing! She has also started to make a lockdown scrapbook as she thought this would be a
great memory to look back on in years to come. Why don’t you make a scrapbook too? What have you all been up
to? She misses you all lots and enjoys seeing your photographs.
Mr Ferguson has been on lots of nice bike rides this week! He has also been supporting Jake with some home
learning. He found the Maths a bit tricky! He has picked strawberries that have grown in his greenhouse and they
tasted beautiful and sweet. He says, ‘Please Take care and stay safe.’
Miss Lewis enjoyed having her first Mcdonalds since it reopened, even though she did have to wait for an hour! She
has enjoyed being in school with her new key worker group, but she misses her children lots. Miss Lewis would also
like to say a very big thank you to Primrose, who sent her a card through the post. It made her cry happy tears. She
was very busy at the weekend building some new furniture for her son Jack. She hopes you are all ok and would like
to wish a very happy birthday to Oscar, Sheldon and Madelyn, who have had or are due to have a birthday this
month. Take care and keep smiling. See you all soon!
Miss Raba has been in school this week, she has enjoyed spending time with the children of keyworkers. She is still
trying to keep fit and when she gets back from work, she either goes for a run or joins in with PE wit Joe. Miss Raba
also celebrated her birthday this week and was very lucky as Mrs Clark made some delicious lemon drizzle cake to
celebrate. She misses all of you and hopes you are all staying safe and enjoying time at home.
This week’s home learning is all about ‘Pirates & Mermaids’. As usual, please try to do at least one activity from each
section. If you can do more, brilliant! Remember to also do the work on Oak Academy website.
If you would like your work to be celebrated on our school website then send a photograph of it to:
[email protected] We have all really enjoyed seeing the photographs of you working
from home, on our school website.
Enjoy your home learning and stay safe,
The Early Years Team
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Exploring Pirates and Mermaids
(please read the whole document before making as each area of learning is
focused on a different part of the project)
with ways of
and explore a
Here are a few ideas. Please choose a few to
complete using the resources you have at
Make a paper plate Create a pirate flag
Create a mermaid
Reception Home Project!
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Make a telescope or Createa a ‘CD fish’
Deep blue sea song – can you learn this song?
say why they
to speak in a
need for their
when they do
or don’t need
Talk to your adult about the things you treasure
Is it a favourite toy?
Could is be a relative?
Ask your adult to share their treasures with you
a range of
They listen to
to what they
Make a Paper pirate hat by listening carefully to
your adult reading the instructions
(see attachment How to Make a Pirate Hat)
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a range of